Florida siblings sentenced for crime spree

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Ryan Dougherty wipes tears from his eyes in district court in Walsenburg, Colo., on Monday, April 30, 2012, where he was sentenced to 18 years in prison on charges stemming from he and his siblings shootout and capture in Colorado.  Attorney Michael Emmons looks on at right. All three siblings were sentenced on Monday. The three are accused of shooting at a police officer and staging a daring bank robbery in a cross-country crime spree that included Georgia and Florida. The manhunt for them ended after an Aug. 10 freeway chase and shootout with police in southern Colorado. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, Pool)

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Three Florida siblings involved in a cross-country crime spree were sentenced by a federal judge Dec. 17 to more than 35 years in jail. Senior Judge Hugh Lawson sentenced Ryan Dougherty, Lee Grace Dougherty and Dylan Dougherty Stanley to identical sentences for their role in the August 2011 robbery of a South Georgia bank. Their spree began in Florida and ended in a shootout in Colorado.

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